Translation, Humour and Literature (Continuum Advances in Translation) (Paperback)

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By Delia Chiaro (Editor)
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Translation studies and humour studies are disciplines that have been long-established but seldom looked at in conjunction. This volume uses literature as the common ground and examines issues of translating humour within a range of different literary traditions. It begins with an analysis of humour and translation in every day life, including jokes and cross-cultural humour, and then moves on to looking at humour and translation in literature through the ages.

Despite growing interest and a history of collaborative study, there has been little translation studies scholarship published in this area. This collection features a comprehensive introduction by the editor, which covers strategies and techniques for translating humour as well as the pragmatics involved. The book will appeal to scholars and postgraduates in translation and interpreting studies and humour studies.

About the Author

Delia Chiaro is Professor of English Language and Translation at the University of Bologna, Italy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781441101143
ISBN-10: 1441101144
Publisher: Continuum
Publication Date: May 7th, 2012
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Continuum Advances in Translation
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